Taught course

Project Management

Cardiff Metropolitan University · Cardiff School of Management

Entry requirements

Prospective students should hold an undergraduate degree (normally of classification 2:2 or above), or:

A Higher Apprenticeship in Project Management with two years relevant work experience in a project team role, or:

Five years relevant work experience in a project team role or two years related work experience in a programme and portfolio roles and responsibilities. However, if you have sufficient work experience in project, programme and portfolio environment and could evidence this through your CV please contact the Programme Director, Langes Supramaniam on lsupramaniam@cardiffmet.ac.uk for information and details on how to progress with your application for this MSc. There may be an expectation to produce relevant documentary-based evidences to fulfil our Recognition of Prior Learning regulations and procedures.

In some instances those with higher level professional qualifications and experience may be exempt from certain taught modules. Such exemptions would be discussed on a case by case basis with the Program Director and will be subject to the University's academic regulations.

Months of entry


Course content

Many organisations struggle to achieve efficiency savings. Project Management is consistently recognised as a must have work place skill set to attain this value for monies efficiency and to ensure a sustainable project, programme and portfolio success. Effective project management skills are in great demand in an increasingly collaborative, uncertain and complex global environment. Project Management is an essential and desirable criteria in almost every job description.

This MSc in Project Management aims to provide graduates with a broad range of specialist and advanced tool-sets of both technical and interpersonal skills that will equip them to develop successful careers in the demanding and rapidly expanding field of project management.

Project Management is a life skill and applies to every sector from Engineering, Construction, Built Environment, Oil and Gas, Energy/Renewable/Clean Energy, Utilities, Manufacturing and Production, Banking, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Information Systems, Health, Social Care, Public Services, Government, Charity (Non-Governmental Organisations), Third Sectors, Retail, Media and Creative Industry, Small and Medium Enterprises (SME), Legal, Capacity development, Local Content and many other Professional Services. This course will cater the needs for most sectors and industries by embedding a range of Project Management methodologies and methods such as Linear (Traditional/Waterfall), Agile, Scrum, Kanban, PRINCE2 and Project Management for Sustainable Development.

Project Management, Programme Management and Portfolio Management body of knowledge will weave throughout this Master's degree and will provide a framework to explore fundamental and contemporary theory relating to methodologies, processes, tool-sets, leadership, cultural diversity and behaviours, operations, strategy, systems, change, risk, innovation, commercial and stakeholders' management. This coupled with an in-depth exposure to cutting edge practice across a range of sectors will enable graduates of the MSc Project Management to deliver successful projects, programmes and portfolios in organisations of all sizes.

Overall, student experience is central to the MSc Project Management and is at the heart of everything that we do and deliver in this course.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.0 standard or equivalent.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions Team
029 2041 6044